Dramatic voiceovers
December 7, 2014 8:12 PM   Subscribe

What are some movies with dramatic voiceover introductions?
posted by strangeguitars to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Sunset Boulevard is a classic
posted by Sweetie Darling at 8:17 PM on December 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


Lord of the Rings?
posted by 256 at 8:26 PM on December 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


The Naked City (1948).
posted by Monsieur Caution at 8:31 PM on December 7, 2014


Apocalypse Now
posted by asavage at 8:38 PM on December 7, 2014


The Big Lebowski
Goodfellas
The Royal Tennenbaums
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:41 PM on December 7, 2014


Double Indemnity, to marvelous effect.
posted by mochapickle at 10:32 PM on December 7, 2014 [1 favorite]


The House on Haunted Hill (1959)
posted by usonian at 10:46 PM on December 7, 2014


Casablanca.
posted by stellarbuffoon at 12:12 AM on December 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


The Descendants.
posted by Sonny Jim at 12:28 AM on December 8, 2014


Oh, 50 Glorious Scifi Movie Intro Voiceovers seems to cover one genre pretty well, though I'm sure there are a ton more.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 12:38 AM on December 8, 2014 [1 favorite]




Idiocracy
posted by phunniemee at 1:26 AM on December 8, 2014


Phantom of the Paradise, by an uncredited Rod Serling.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:22 AM on December 8, 2014


Not a movie, but every episode of The Clone Wars starts with a dramatic Starship Troopers style dramatic voiceover.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:46 AM on December 8, 2014


Both "Babe" and "Babe: Pig in the City."
posted by jbickers at 5:47 AM on December 8, 2014


Rebecca.
posted by mynameisluka at 6:50 AM on December 8, 2014


Twixt is a bad, bad movie with a good, good introduction by Tom Waits.
posted by Sticherbeast at 7:05 AM on December 8, 2014


Shrek!
posted by decathecting at 8:53 AM on December 8, 2014


(or really, almost any fairy tale, which will open with a narrator reading the story of how we got to the part we're going to cover in the movie, which is when the hero swoops in and fixes things).
posted by decathecting at 8:55 AM on December 8, 2014


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